Signing up for the project meant that someone is secretly paired with me to be my Blog Angel, and I've been paired with someone to be her secret Blog Angel. "What is a Blog Angel?" you may be thinking. Overall, it just means that I secretly encourage, promote, and help out the person I'm paired with during the month of August.
It's time for my halfway post. I can't reveal who I'm Blog Angel for yet, but I can talk about my experience so far. Rosie sent some questions to help me with my post, so I'm just going to do a Q&A.
Q: How have you found the experience of helping out another blogger?
A: If I see a way to help out a fellow blogger--say through comments or promotion--I am quick to do that. I am so thankful for the people who are constantly blessings to me and my blog that I try to be a blessing to other bloggers whenever possible. That being said, I usually gravitate to and help out bloggers who are like me--craft or home decor bloggers. I have been paired with someone who is not a craft or home decor blogger, so that has been interesting.
Q: Do you feel like you are making a difference?
A: Honestly? Not really. But that doesn't mean I'm not. I've tried to discreetly leave blog comments and tweet about posts from the blogger, but I don't know that those have made a difference. If nothing else, I hope my comments have been encouraging.
Q: How easy/difficult, fun/horrendous has it been in reality?
A: It hasn't been too difficult. It's easy to leave a comment or tweet about a post. I've wanted to do more, though, so I seriously have looked at this individual's blog several times in a day trying to think of something else to do that could bring a smile to the person's face. It was fun to make little things to send to the blogger, though. I love making things for people, and it was kind of neat that I was doing it secretly.
Q: What have you learned from taking part in Blog Angels so far?
A: I've learned that being a blessing to someone is really easy when it happens "spontaneously," but it's not so easy when it's something you're trying hard to do. It's kind of like when you're trying your hardest to be inspired to make something, but the inspiration isn't there. Then later, when you're not trying to be inspired, inspiration just hits out of nowhere. Also, I've learned that I do gravitate toward bloggers like myself, so it's been a good experience to try to break out of my comfort zone.
If you would like to be a Blog Angel for someone, Rosie and Katlyn will being doing the project again in October. You can sign up September 15th to be paired with someone for the October grouping.
Stay tuned for the end of the month when I can reveal who I've been a Blog Angel for. :)